_______________________ Call for Participation _______________________ VISION AND SPORTS SUMMER SCHOOL Zurich, 16-20 August 2010 http://www.vision.ee.ethz.ch/summerschool2010/ email: vs3@vision.ee.ethz.ch application deadline: 10 May 2010 OVERVIEW Vision and Sports is a special special kind of summer school. In addition to a broad-range of lectures on state-of-the-art Computer Vision techniques, it offers exciting sport activities, such as Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Table Tennis. Sports are organized by the same internationally renowned experts who deliver the lectures. The school offers the best of both worlds to participants: high-quality teaching on Computer Vision, and lots of fun with a variety of attractive sports. This offers plenty of opportunity for personal contact between students and teachers. The Vision and Sports Summer School covers a broad range of subjects, reflecting the diversity of Computer Vision. Each lecture will cover both basic aspects and state-of-the-art research. Every day there are two Computer Vision classes and one sports session. The classes include both lectures and practical exercises. The school is open to about 50 participants, and is targeted mainly to young researchers (Master students and PhD students in particular). CONFIRMED TEACHERS (MORE WILL FOLLOW) Daniel Cremers University of Bonn Christoph Lampert MPI Tuebingen Vittorio Ferrari ETH Zurich Jiri Matas Czech Technical University Tennis Ondrej Chum Czech Technical University Carsten Rother Microsoft Cambridge Pushmeet Kohli Microsoft Cambridge COMPUTER VISION LECTURES Topics will include: Local feature extraction Multi-view geometry 3D reconstruction Large-scale specific object recognition Appearance-based object categorization Shape representation and matching Contour-based object categorization Kernel Methods for Computer Vision Markov Random Fields and Conditional Random Fields for Computer Vision Continuous optimization for Computer Vision SPORT ACTIVITIES Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Unihockey, Table Tennis, Basketball APPLICATION The school is open to about 50 participants. Please apply online at http://www.vision.ee.ethz.ch/summerschool2010/ Although priority will be given to young researchers (Master/PhD students in particular), applications from senior researchers and industrial professionals are welcome as well. The registration fee is expected to be around 400 Euro. This fee includes all classes, sports activities, coffee breaks, lunches, and a social dinner. For hotel accommodation, students will get discount rates on hotels affiliated with the school. Applicants should apply before 10 May 2010. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31 May 2010. MORE INFORMATION http://www.vision.ee.ethz.ch/summerschool2010/